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Photo: Gang Rape Victim, JSS 3 Student Killed Herself In Umuahia Abia After Mother Abused Her

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Photo: Gang Rape Victim, JSS 3 Student Killed Herself In Umuahia Abia After Mother Abused Her

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July 11, 2015 – Picture: JSS 3 , 15 Year Old Girl Student Gang Raped In Umuahia Abia State Committed Suicide After Mother Threatened Her

Rage, shock and confusion pervaded Okwoyi village, Isieke community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State as a 15-year-old girl committed suicide after being ganged-raped.

The deceased, Comfort Uche-Ume, a native of Amaeke Abam in Arochukwu LGA of the state, was allegedly raped by three boys; Ndubuisi Wogu, Chinaza Ufomadu, and Francis Onwoboro now on the run.

The deceased was a JSS 3 student of Isieke Community Secondary School and had just finished writing the “Junior WEAC” exam, according to a source.

The source also said two of the culprits hail from Okwoyi while the other is from Ikwuano LGA.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ezekiel Onyeke said the police had declared the suspected rapists wanted.

Onyeke told Southern City News that the victim who until her death resided at Iyienyi village with her parents, had gone in the company of her sister who was married at Okwoyi, a neighbouring village, to see her (sister) husband.

He said that as evening approached, the deceased opted to return home to remove the clothes they spread outside to save them from getting wet from the threatening rain.

But another source said the deceased decided to return home because she was having the key to their house so that the parents who travelled would not be stranded upon their return.

The PPRO said that as the deceased was trekking back to Iyienyi village alone, she was allegedly accosted by Nwogu, who had been making unsuccessful advances at her.

He said Nwogu, assisted by two other accomplices, dragged the victim to a nearby bush where they gang-raped her, threatening to kill her if she raised any alarm.

Police said that when the sister of the deceased returned home, she met her crying and after enquiries, Comfort narrated her ordeal to her.

Irked by the sexual assault on her sister, she was said to have informed her husband, who quickly rushed to confront one of the suspects and engaged him in a free-for-all.

According to the police, the victim was later brought to Umuahia Central Police Station around 9pm by her parents to officially report the matter.

Onyeke said after lodging the complaint, the police first decided to take the victim to the police clinic for examination and medical attention.

He said after she was examined and the police wanted to take her statement, but the parents pleaded that they should be allowed to take her home, promising to return the next morning since it was getting late so that they could still get transport home.

The incident, according to him, took place Friday last week.

“But instead of returning as they promised, the parents never showed up. The mother of the deceased rather decided to scold her over the incident.

“The mother mismanaged the situation. She said to her ‘Have I not warned you not to go to Okwoyi village alone? Now three men have raped you and if you become pregnant, who will be the father of the baby?’

“On Tuesday morning, the mother of the victim allegedly went to her room again and started talking to her. She later invited her for the family’s morning devotion, but she declined,”

The state police spokesman pointed out that when the family began to hold their morning devotion about 20 minutes later, a shout was heard outside the house and the family members rushed out.

According to him, the initial thinking of family members was that the rapists had come to attack her again.

But that was not to be as they were shocked to their marrows to see the lifeless body of their daughter, who was reportedly seen leave her room with a head tie/ veil across her shoulders, dangling on a guava tree beside their house. She had committed suicide!

Police said the deceased might have decided to take her life out of frustration and possible stigmatisation.

The PPRO, therefore, advised parents and guardians to exercise caution when “they manage sensitive situations that might come their way, especially the ones affecting their children or wards.”

He said, “Parents should avoid stigmatising their children, but treat them with love anytime such unfortunate situation comes up.”

Onyeke also appealed to members of the public with any credible information about the whereabouts of the alleged rapists to volunteer same to the nearest police station for prompt action.

Meanwhile, a source at Okwoyi told our correspondent that the villagers had begun a manhunt for the suspects.

The source said hunters had been mobilised to comb every nook and cranny of the village for their possible arrest.

According to the source, the villagers are not taking the incident lightly, vowing to stop at nothing in bringing the culprits to bok.

“This is an abomination and we will make sure we fish them out of any hole they may have run into,” the source said.

[Reported By Stephen Ukandu, PUNCH METRO]

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Salewa

    July 11, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    She was a victim and her mother subjected her to untold hardship. She killed her own child

    • hillary

      July 11, 2015 at 5:06 AM

      yes, obviously she was a victim and she didn’t fall for the suspects intentionally. The way the suspects will be treated when caught that is also the same way the mother will be treated since the local police had started their investigation, she should have controlled herself untill the girl gets HER lost mind back. Is a pity, poor lad..RIP..

  2. hillary

    July 11, 2015 at 5:09 AM

    RIP YOUNG GIRL. A FUTURE MOTHER JUST WASTED JUST LIKE THAT. LIFE IS A TEACHER…

  3. susan

    July 11, 2015 at 5:40 AM

    Her mother killed her child by her self now she will be crying why will she cry? Wicked woman God pls even if the police will 4give those boys God pls don’t let them go unpuinsh father don’t allow this little gal live 2 go in vain

  4. kingsley

    July 11, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    RIP 2the dead… I can’t phantom what pleasure u will drive while raping… Because this not willingly given… I really felt sorry for the poor girl

    • Metu Nyetu

      July 11, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      A Phantom is a ghost
      Fathom, to undastnd.

  5. maye

    July 11, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Exactly my point

  6. Metu Nyetu

    July 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    @Susan, u shdnt hav readily tagged dis woman a wicked mother. & those of u who say she killd her daughta, Y do u blame ppl simply bcs it feels good 2do? Dis woman did wat I beliv dat 100% of u bluntly censuring her actions would hav don. She had sternly warnd her daughta against moving alone @ nite. Yet d child disobeyd. She d/4 would naturally feel angry wit d child@dis developmnt. Havnt u seen a child who fell down & d mother spanked it on top? Dis hapns evrday!

    So let’s not com here & sharpen our mouths against dis woman as though we would hav been mor undastnding. One thing, moreover, remains 2b proven beyond d shadow of a doubt: dat d poor girl wouldnt hav taken her life were it not 4 her mother’s censure. Dis we can neva knw. May God com4t d bereavd, giv dem justice!

    • peculya

      July 11, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      Nothing on dis earth, nt even the fact dat she disobeyed her mother, should warrant the mother to stigmatise her dat way. She was already going through a bad time, instead of comfort and proof dat she will always be der 4 her, the mother fuelled d condition

  7. burkina faso

    July 11, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Love is the only thread that can sew broken hearts. Even if one will not comfort the afflicted, never add fuel to his(afflicted) flame. Rest in peace, sister!

  8. Juliette

    July 11, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    I don’t think we should blame the mother. She has done what every mother would have done. The report we have only said she scolded her and not beat her. Scolding is not enough to make the girl commit suicide after all that is her mother and we all are very sure that was not the first time she has been scolded by her mother. Only the girl who is dead now knows what made her commit suicide. Maybe because of the fact that she was raped and being in a community, the news of the rape will spread among neighbors. It is well. We pray for her soul to RIP.

    But I suggest that a body be formed for people who are raped to make them understand that For one to be raped that does not mean the world has ended. They should try and pick themselves up.

  9. Ejiro

    July 11, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    U dealt with the problem amicable thanks Metu.

  10. EGBERI MAMA 1

    July 12, 2015 at 1:18 AM

    METU , YOU,VE SPOKEN MY MIND . WHY ARE SOME INSULTING D INNOCENT MUM ? 95% OF MOTHERS WOULD DO SAME .IT WAS UNFORTUNATE ,WE,ER ALL GOING TO LEARN FRM DIS BIG SORROWFUL LESSON .MAY D SWEET INNOCENT GIRLS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE AMEN . BLESED ARE D MOURNERS FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED .THOSE BOYS MUST BE IMPRISONED 30YRS EACH .

    • omas

      July 12, 2015 at 9:44 AM

      Egberi Mama i totally disagree with u and Metu. Mothers should be more understanding and sensitive. She should have comforted her daughter as though blameless because the poor innocent girl was undergoing a trauma. She might probably still be a virgin before the incident. The mothers anger should have been channeled more towards seeking justice for her victimized child

  11. samuel4success

    July 12, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    this is complicated!! May Her jentle soul rest in peace..

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